Hi-Score Girl returns for a second season. Read about the details, what to expect and expected details here!
In the past, Netflix hadn't really appealed to a lot of anime watchers, but that has changed since 2018, with a slew of pretty decent Japanese animated titles. Among the most surprising hits was a little series called Hi-Score Girl. As far as anime goes, it was a light-hearted series that appealed to a broad audience. The art style was impressive, and the cliffhanger ending left a lot of us waiting for a light at the end of the tunnel. However, many anime never get renewed for a second season, even the Netflix originals. Because of the narrow appeal of the title, many fans were wondering if we'd see more of this particular video-game-based anime. Luckily, we got that glimpse of light as Netflix announced the release of the second season of Hi-Score Girl season 2.
The protagonist, however, is not a girl. Yaguchi is your typical gamer geek - terrible at everything else in life except video games, in particular, Street Fighter II. However, his position as Number One Gamer is challenged by a newcomer to his school, the beautiful yet mysterious Ono. The pair become rivals and start challenging each other, leading to them developing feelings. However, as Ono leaves for the US and Yaguchi remains in Japan, it looks like curtains for the pair. When Ono comes back years later, she realizes that things have changed drastically, and Yaguchi, as similar as he is now, isn't the same boy she left behind.
The premise is something a lot of us who were obsessed with video games in high school can identify with. However, it's important to note that the series isn't made by Netflix, even though it's classified as a Netflix Original. JC Staff is responsible for the anime's production. It's based on a manga with the first season covering 27 of the 51 chapters of the original graphic novel. The source material means we're going to get the season 2 we wanted, but there are also rumors of 3 OVAs in production. With the amount of content remaining in the manga, we should expect to see more of this title in the coming years.
Yaguchi, poor sap that he is, still has feelings for Ono, but at the close of Season 1, his best friend Hidaka also declared her love for him, leaving our video-game-playing protagonist in a quandary. Ono is the only girl who's been able to beat him in Street Fighter II thus far, but Hidaka has put it all on the line by her challenge. If she wins, then Yaguchi will become HER boyfriend. The love triangle between these three is heating up, and it'll take the second season to resolve what's going to happen between them.
Netflix hasn't set a hard release date for the second season of this excellent series, but estimates put the release date in Spring/Summer 2020. If you haven't seen this series yet, now's the perfect time to catch up before the next season drops!
If you were one of us who used to go to the video arcades after school in the 90s, this anime is likely to resonate with you. It's not realistic by any stretch of the imagination (whoever heard of an SFII expert player having TWO girls interested in them?), but it's fun. It's a unique escape that appeals to a specific demographic of watchers who like to see themselves in the protagonist, at least a little bit. If you aren't a gamer, it's still a really quirky anime about a love triangle, so what have you got to lose?Disclaimer : The views expressed in this article belong to the writer and are not necessarily shared by trinikid.com